Solved How to change sound level?

Dell - inspiron 17.3" laptop - 4gb memor...
September 3, 2017 at 14:36:22
Specs: Windows 10, AMD A8/4 Gb
I can not change the sound volume on my Dell laptop. I tried right-click as I had done before but nothing happens. I am using Windows 10 version 1703.

Thank you,
Brian W


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September 4, 2017 at 16:16:04
Go to Dell.com and go to Support and Downloads, then Drivers typically. I believe with dell you can either search your model number and operating system or enter your 'ticket' number as per your sticker on your machine.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
September 3, 2017 at 15:21:39
I assume you tried restarting the computer? It's just that sometimes that can be all that's needed.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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September 3, 2017 at 15:34:30
Derek,

That was the first thing I did after I was unable to open the sound icon.

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Brian W


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September 3, 2017 at 16:07:22
Many laptops have a dedicated audio button or control, others use a function button and use three or four normal buttons to control the sound from the keyboard. All Windows systems can control the sound volume from the Task Bar on the bottom right. Usually it is a permanent icon but sometimes it is in the group of hidden icons under the up arrow.
If this does not help you, visit Dell's site and download the latest audio driver for your system and install it.

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#4
September 3, 2017 at 20:48:12
Look at the F buttons, do they have little pictograms on them such as speakers with a small curved line in front of it and one next to it with 2 or 3 curved lines? If so those will control the volume. Hold down the function button and press the left speaker button to turn the volume down. Hold down the function button and pres the right speaker button to raise the volume.

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September 4, 2017 at 06:55:18
Was there anything happened just before it, such as a major update?

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September 4, 2017 at 08:00:09
Fingers,

Thank you for your suggestion. The audio buttons did not change the volume. I will contact Dell about an audio driver.

Brian W


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September 4, 2017 at 08:02:08
THX 1138.

Thank you for your suggestion. I had tried the F keys to change the volume before I did my first posting but that did not work.

Brian W


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September 4, 2017 at 08:03:46
Derek,

Thank you for your assistance. I did not do any updates before this problem started. I am going to contact Dell regarding an updated audio driver.

Brian W


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#9
September 4, 2017 at 09:40:47
If necessary you could do System Restore to a time before the problem came along. Done from Windows this does not affect your own stuff.

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September 4, 2017 at 16:16:04
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Go to Dell.com and go to Support and Downloads, then Drivers typically. I believe with dell you can either search your model number and operating system or enter your 'ticket' number as per your sticker on your machine.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#11
September 4, 2017 at 22:01:39
In addition to downloading the latest drivers, look for any software that has to do with hotkeys and install that as well.

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September 5, 2017 at 05:41:47
Derek, Fingers, and THX 1138,

Thank you for your suggestions. I went to Dell.com and downloaded a new audio driver and the volume has been restored.

Thanks again,
Brian W


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September 5, 2017 at 12:11:39
Good to hear and thanks for letting us know.

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